An annual in-depth look at one local community in RI or MA.
Independent Cranston voter sees a country looking for answers in ‘a slogan, a meme, a bumper sticker’
Joe Hanson is 50 years old.
Voters considering critical issues in Cranston mayoral race
After 12 years at the helm, Allan Fung is stepping aside as mayor of Cranston because of term limits. Voters are now trying to decide who should be the city's next chief executive. As Joe Tasca reports, uncertainty surrounding the city budget and school financing are issues voters are weighing in the race as they go to the polls.
‘My generation, we just have a mouth on us’: First-time voter sees young people poised to make their mark
In our One Square Mile series, we’re looking at the issues framing this election through the stories of voters. In this voter spotlight, we meet 19-year-old, first-time voter Breanni Torres. She’s a Cranston resident, college student, and of Dominican and Cape Verdean descent. She says the movement for Black lives is among her top priorities.
Commentary: Cranston's history is full of political diversity
Each year, the Public’s Radio explores in depth a community, its people and the decisions it faces. In this election year, we go to Cranston. The Public’s Radio political analyst Scott MacKay ponders the diverse politics of Rhode Island’s second-largest city.
‘I’m considering it life or death’: Cranston voters on what’s at stake in this election
With Election Day just over a week away, Cranston voters say the stakes in this election feel higher than ever. While there are significant local races for mayor and state representatives, many voters say they see their ballot as a way to shape the future of the country.
Amid deep polarization, help us tell the stories of one politically diverse city: Cranston
The news this morning is dominated by last night’s debate between President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. But the story we want to be covering locally at The Public’s Radio has to do with you. Scott MacKay tells us more.